Out of 183 competitors Modern & Historic rally cars with 31 R5's, 19 Porsches:
The Skoda Armada!
By far the largest group R5 cars is the impressive Skoda armada, containing an amazing number of 14 R5 rallycars: current leader in the French rally championship Bryan Bouffier, extra motivated after three second places in Ypres, to clinch his first well deserved victory in Ypres and WRC2 star Veiby, ready to star in Ypres on his very first participation. Two Belgian top drivers, former winner Kris Princen and 2017 Belgian champion Vincent Verscheuren, have also entered in a Skoda R5, just like rally ace Cedric Cherain who switched last minute to Skoda. Two upcoming Belgian rally talents will also be in Ypres behind the wheel of a Skoda R5: Bedoret and Fernémont; Both are ready for the big challenge. Young Dutch talent Hermen Kobus will fight hard in his Skoda to finish in the top 5, just like he managed last year. We also have massive load of British rally talent in a Skoda with David Bogie, Rhys Yates and Marty Mc Cormack, all of them ready to finish high in the general rankings. And let’s not forget our local talents Robin Maes, Vanneste and Didier Duquesne who all entered in a Skoda R5 and will chase a top 10 position
Maybe the smallest R5 delegation in the 2018 Renties Ypres Rally comes from Peugeot. Only one Peugeot R5 at the start in Ypres but let’s not forget: this is the winning car in Ypres of last year. And in the hands of fast Guillaume de Mévius, this Peugeot could do really well again.